On WUWT, Anthony Watts has Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, reporting from Erice, Sicily (archived here)
ERICE, SICILY – It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that global warming is no longer a planetary emergency.
This is really hilarious. If you didn't wonder if Anthony had cracked up by rebroadcasting a nutty letter from Richard Tol, or allowing dragon slayer Tim Ball to write that greenhouse gases don't warm the world, you'd have to start wondering now with the latest bit of nuttery from Christopher Monckton of Brenchley.
You can read about it at Stoat. He writes about the World Federation of Scientists (Permanent Monitoring Panel – Climatology) weirdness :
Fast forward to 2012 and Essex is chair of the panel. And, err, that’s it for people on the panel. Its just Essex, all alone (so in the quote above, where Essex gave the Federation’s closing plenary session his panel’s confirmation he really wasn’t joking – it is his panel all alone-io). Suddenly the panel has no members, and no associate members, and has nothing to say.
So - a panel of one who is not a climate scientist. And it's "news" that there is still at least one science denier in the world? Good to see Anthony Watts back to his old self - again.